January, 2020

Status of On-Demand Trucking

Kuebix

The U.S. transportation market is quickly ramping up technology-enhanced options to move products, goods and people in an effort to keep up with demand. Consumers are accustomed to free two-day shipping and detailed tracking information to follow their package every step of the way.

Warehouse Inventory Management Techniques to Increase Productivity

Cyzerg

Warehouse inventory optimization is a concern for every warehouse. Businesses wish to achieve a perfect balance between understocking and overstocking in order to maximize profits without negatively impacting customer satisfaction levels.

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More Focus on Reducing Parcel Surcharges Can Equal Big Savings

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When you’re trying to reduce parcel shipping costs, it’s easy to get hyper-focused on parcel carriers’ published rates and negotiating the largest discounts possible.

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Here’s How to Keep Snow and Ice Off Trucks

Cerasis

If you’re a trucker who often works in cold environments, you know how difficult operations are in those conditions. To make matters worse, the snow and ice that pile up on your rig pose an immense danger to the cars behind and around you.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Alibaba versus Amazon in Europe

Logistics Trends and Insights

A battle between Alibaba and Amazon for global e-commerce dominance is brewing and Europe is the focal point. Reuters recently reported that Alibaba was undercutting Amazon sellers’ fees to attract vendors primarily in Spain and Italy.

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Shaping your shipping strategy into the quiet season.

Freightquote

Heading into the quiet season, small to medium-sized businesses must understand how market conditions differ during this time of year. Learn how you can plan around and take advantage of the quiet season

What cold chain logistics services do 3PLs provide for candy products?

West Coast and California Logistics

Candy products come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but share many of the same needs from a logistics standpoint. They all need to be carefully handled throughout the supply chain so that they reach customers exactly as intended.

A look at the Coronavirus and your global supply chain

Logistics Management

Propelled by the Trump Administration Trade Wars, many companies have already left China for other Asian manufacturing locations. But - there are no guarantees that the virus won’t spread to these new locations

A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Small Fleets

Routific

Your business is growing. As you’ve expanded, you’ve gone from one or two vehicles to more than five. While adding a few vehicles may not seem like much, whether you realize it or not, your business now operates a fleet.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

The Role of Emerging Technologies in Global Trade Management

Talking Logistics

Likely the only good outcome of the tariff wars and other developments in the global trade arena is that more companies are starting to recognize the importance of trade compliance professionals and technology. The old view that trade compliance is just paperwork that you can manage with Excel spreadsheets is not only outdated, but also. Read more The Role of Emerging Technologies in Global Trade Management.

What is an Importer Security Filing (ISF)?

MTS Logistics

Before merchandise arriving by vessel can be imported into the U.S., the “Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer” or their agent (e.g. a licensed customs broker), must electronically submit certain advance cargo information to U.S.

USMCA – What is It and How Does It Impact the Shipping & Logistics Industry?

Blue Grace Logistics

What Is USMCA? The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is the new trade deal between the three countries. It is set to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which was in effect since January 1, 1994.

Optimise your storage facility with Warehousing Management System

20Cube Logistics

Warehousing and distribution plays a pivotal role in logistics and is capable of delivering a higher return on investment. For most, it’s just a storage facility but it is actually a CPU or a nerve system of the supply chain management.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

Kane is Able

Much of the cost and complexity in CPG supply chains happen post manufacturing. Think about it. You might have one product – a potato chip – that gets packaged in dozens of ways. Historically, this final packaging has been handled as a discrete supply chain function by contract packaging companies.

5 Common Logistics Technology Issues & Their Real Causes

Cyzerg

Logistics technology issues too often bring businesses to a halt. In a study by Compuware , almost half of respondents (48%) reported that technology problems happen anywhere from a few times a week to every day.

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Sales Literature Distribution: How to Cut Costs & Complexity

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Do your sales people, distributors or agents complain that it’s hard to order sales literature or it takes too long to get it? Are you frustrated by the amount of time and money you spend creating and managing your marketing assets? Marketing Fulfillment

2019 – The Year of Amazon Air

Logistics Trends and Insights

In what was an overall dismal global air cargo market, I’m declaring 2019 the year of Amazon Air. What a year this group had. Amazon’s air cargo group literally took off as the overall company went from 2-day free delivery for Prime members to next-day free deliveries for its members.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Why You Need to Centralize Transportation Management Operations

Talking Logistics

A recent review of two companies with different transportation management strategies reinforced my belief that centralization of transportation management operations will produce better operating results today and in the future.

Apply for the 2020 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers Award

Food Logistics

Food Logistics is accepting submissions for our annual Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers. Awards

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The Potential Effects of Coronavirus on Shipping and Overall Transpacific Trade

MTS Logistics

The Chinese New Year period is one of the slowest periods for ocean shipping as many factories close for up to four weeks and many people travel back to their home cities to visit their families. Most offices are closed for a week and everything slows down during this time.

How To Use Digital Marketing in Logistics

Cyzerg

The internet is burgeoning with information on the power of B2B digital marketing, but most logistics companies are neglecting to invest in their digital presence.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

By the Numbers: Why Fulfill Orders From a Chicago Fulfillment Center?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When fulfillment professionals say the Windy City blows a lot of other markets away, they’re not exaggerating.

2020 Supply Chain Technology Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can we safely ignore them for a few more years?

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Truckload Tactics for 2020: Balance Strategy to Control Cost

Talking Logistics

Truckload rates and capacity should not create concerns for shippers managing a proper procurement strategy during the first half of 2020. However, pending legislation and rising fuel costs, as well as unpredictable economic and climate trends create challenges to a shippers’ ability to control cost. Emerging brokerage offerings can add confusion to these market complexities. Read more Truckload Tactics for 2020: Balance Strategy to Control Cost.

Asia-Europe rollovers are back

Supply Chain and Logistics

It appears that ocean carriers are again playing fast and loose with delivery dates for cargo. There’s a telling remark by an NVOCC source: “You might be able to book at that rate, but you have absolutely no idea when … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Strategy Supply Chains customer service inventory ocean shipping supply chains

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.